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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
October 24, 2014 Death and taxes: Is the corporate tax rate killing the U.S. economy?Source: Reuters
The IRS and the U.S. Treasury last month announced plans to squelch the trend for businesses to seek foreign tax shelters through corporate inversions. But why are companies fleeing? Because the current corporate tax rate is...
October 24, 2014 EU set to allow car emissions into carbon trading marketSource: Reuters
The European Union is set to make it easier to bring road transport emissions into the carbon trading market, a move that critics say could empower carmakers to push back against more effective curbs on greenhouse gases.
October 24, 2014 Reform Update: Hospitals attack insurance 'skinny plans' as too thinSource: Modern HealthCare
Some employers are building health insurance policies that are technically compliant with the healthcare reform law, yet don't include coverage of inpatient hospital services. Backers of such plans contend that some coverage is...
Research & Insights
October 21, 2014 Debris Mass in Huge Sinkhole Shows Hawaii's Tsunami Risk: StudySource: NBC News
A massive earthquake strikes Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, spawning a 30-foot-high tsunami that blasts onto Hawaii’s shore and fills a huge sinkhole with debris. Researchers sift through it 500 years later, find evidence of the...
September 17, 2014 Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in WashingtonSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital is likely to see record flooding by 2050, putting about $7 billion worth of property, three military bases and parts of the National Mall at risk as a result of climate change that is raising sea...
September 16, 2014 Government given red card for failing to tackle UK's toxic airSource: Politics.co.uk
The government has been handed a 'red card' by MPs over its failure to tackle rising levels of air pollution across the UK. Air pollution contributes to thousands of deaths across the country every year, but government promises...
Commentary & Opinion
October 17, 2014 Four questions every candidate should answer on climate changeSource: The Hill
As much as I—and other climate-change-conscious-voters—would love it if this were not a pressing and potentially catastrophic issue, that’s not the case
September 29, 2014 A Treaty on Global Warming May Not Be Needed, But U.N Leadership IsSource: NY Times
When industrialized countries agreed in Kyoto in 1997 to produce 5 percent fewer greenhouse gases in 2008 to 2012 than they did in 1990, it was clear that would never lead to a stabilization of global warming, which nearly all...
September 25, 2014 UN chief calls on world leaders to find 'seeds of hope' in world seeming to fall apartSource: Fox News
The United Nations chief called for world leaders Wednesday to join an international campaign to ease the plight of nearly unprecedented numbers of refugees, the displaced and victims of violence in a world wracked by wars and...
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